Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

Erin Healy's third solo novel stuck a chord. I absolutely loved The Baker's Wife.

Aubrey, her husband, Geoff and son, Ed have had their fair share of pain. Following a horrible scandal, Geoff is forced out of pastoral ministry and the family begins a new life with a bakery. As Ed and Aubrey are driving to work their car strikes a scooter belonging to the wife of the town's stern police detective.

An ex-con has stumbled into their lives and she couldn't have picked a worse moment to bring her baggage into an already tense situation.

Healy drives this plot with tension as thick as the fog in her tale. While you may figure out some of the twists and turns, you won't know how things will turn out (good or bad) until after the last bullet is fired.

I wasn't a big fan of Healy's first two novels, but this book really took off and kept me hooked.

How does God want us to deal with suffering? How often do we suggest that we need to walk in someone else's shoes without actually attempting to connect with them? Can "good" Christians really be as bad as some claim?

Each character adds a new dimension to a complex scenario.

This story fulfills to complete satisfaction.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing

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